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Dave G.

Dave G.

Joined on 11/27/13

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Most Favorable Review

So far so good!

ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) Micro ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)
ASUS TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS AMD AM4 (3rd Gen Ryzen) Micro ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS FlashBack, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and AURA Sync)

Pros: -all the main features I wanted on a board (4 RAM slots, RGB headers, AM4, M.2) -the QLED debugging is actually pretty useful -Finally got my 3300X running :D -i liked the layout of the board/was pretty easy to work with -ASUS BIOS is pretty slick too

Cons: -one of the SATA inputs ripped off while doing some cable management/i didn't think I pulled THAT hard :/ -Probably overpaid but will hope to upgrade the CPU in 2 years or so...

Overall Review: -happy with it/would buy again -will update if anything warrants it... -cheers! Enjoy Ryzen everyone!

Most Critical Review

Failed but Replaced - Ask me in a year...

ASRock H61M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H61M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -got this board to continue using my i5-3570k which I think still has life in it -simple board worked fine for first three months -board itself is easy to use -took a chance and got a ASRock board due to the limited 1155 socket options still available

Cons: -board worked as expected for 3 months then suddenly would reboot randomly and more often with shorter durations -original motherboard was stuck in a reboot loop after 5 seconds. no beep. no post. no video and is completely useless -very disappointed and of course it is out of return/refund range to Newegg **BUT** ASRock RMA'ed it so I was pretty happy with that to be fair

Overall Review: -originally reviewed the board and gave it two eggs. Since then ASRock RMA'ed the board and I'm back up and running again! We'll see how it goes... hopefully, this time, it is still running a year from now... There was no explanation given as to why the motherboard failed so quickly but ASRock did replace it and did so without any issues

11/11/2016

Solid Upgrade

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0B
WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0B

Pros: i had 256G now I have 1T it works great it is storage - what more is there to say? write/read seems fine to me

Cons: Newegg didn't come to my house and install the M2 for me :P

Overall Review: Would buy again

Solid Drive

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B

Overall Review: It is a drive. Installed easily and it worked. *shrug* Seems fast to me... Boots Linux manjaro in seconds.

Perfect for web use

Lenovo N21 (80MG0001US) Chromebook Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz) 4 GB Memory 16 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 11.6" 1366 x 768 Chrome OS
Lenovo N21 (80MG0001US) Chromebook Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz) 4 GB Memory 16 GB SSD Intel HD Graphics 11.6" 1366 x 768 Chrome OS

Pros: -it was relatively cheap -basically just a browser in an OS... it will be interesting when the Android functionality becomes available. provided you understand its limitations - it is really useful -SD card reader -HDMI -boots fast -can have a bunch of tabs open with minimal slow downs -life was better when I figured out the two finger touch for right click :D -sound is okay - I stream a ton of talk radio - not great for music -no issues so far with battery life

Cons: -really should have got a Chromebook that had a backlit keyboard -ChromeOS does feel pretty restrictive at times

Overall Review: -would certainly get another Chromebook - the OS seems to get updated every 3-4 weeks and some big OS changes expected in the future

10/31/2016

Solid Case

Deepcool TESSERACT SW Red SPCC Plastic Rubber Coating ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX 12V / EPS 12V Power Supply (Not Included)
Deepcool TESSERACT SW Red SPCC Plastic Rubber Coating ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX 12V / EPS 12V Power Supply (Not Included)

Pros: -love the snap-in drive bays for both 5 and 3 inch drives -no blood loss on sharp edges which is refreshing -room for 4 120mm fans is nice > allows for many LEDs to light the case up -love the window -well placed USB and Power On/Off switches -first Deepcool case -like the tool-less panel screws for the main side panels

Cons: -some tinny noise with rattling of fans - not entirely sure why, the fans are snug -the noise is from the top fans that are side by side - took one off and the noise is gone

Overall Review: -would buy Deepcool again

10/27/2016